God has called us together by the Spirit to bear witness to Jesus Christ in our community.  We are gathered to nurture one another in faith, support one another in life, and welcome all.  Our mission at First Presbyterian Church of Independence, Kansas, is to worship, teach, witness, and serve, thereby ministering to the needs of people.  In gratitude for God's blessing, we seek in all we do to learn and live joyfully the Good News so we may be a blessing to others.  We place our trust in the living God who guides, supports, forgives, and reconciles us.